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    -- Brian J. Hall

  2. Meetings are the factory floor for knowledge workers.They are where a lot of work gets done—or should get done—these days. Organizations are getting more complex, and making them work requires people to meet. Meetings are also artifacts of the or . . .Read More
    -- Dick Axelrod and Emily Axelrod

  3. People’s performance is best when they are performing work that is at the intersection of three elements—what they’re good at, what they like, and what adds value to the organization or world.
    -- David Gartside, Colin Sloman, Janice Simmons, Susan M. Cantrell

  4. At the heart of waigaya is a single concept: Paradoxes and disagreements are the essence of continuous improvement. Most companies are afraid of such dualities, but opposing concepts routinely alter the business equation: centralization versus decent . . .Read More
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  5. As Lynn Sharp Paine noted [...] most companies are simply not designed to remember commitments over time—let alone communicate them clearly, hand them off between departments, or adjust them effectively as priorities change.
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